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Old 01-06-2010, 07:33 PM
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They are out there! Us catmen are trying our best to catch an urban legend!

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:35 PM
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My Great-Grandpa has been telling me this story about Lanier for as long as I can remember
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:39 PM
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This is one funny post!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:43 PM
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I heard a Tysons truck turned over one time at Lanier..Spilling grown chickens into the lake..Heard the catfish were eating them whole!!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:52 PM
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I caught one. I threw it back because I didn't want to hassle with it.

Zebco 33 with stinkbait.
10 pound test line, too, I bet!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
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I've heard the story all my life too about Lanier. The one I've heard the most was about the chicken truck that wrecked and went in there, and the cats eating the chickens.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:44 PM
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Me and Bigfoot was fishing the dam at Jackson a couple years ago. I caught one using a black panther as bait.
hahahahahaha so i guess bigfoot took you to our honey hole as well
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:58 PM
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I've heard the story all my life too about Lanier. The one I've heard the most was about the chicken truck that wrecked and went in there, and the cats eating the chickens.
I have heard this story many times from my uncles, my oldest uncle said he was at the scene where the chicken truck went off Thompson Bridge.He claimed the divers that were trying to retrieve the driver's body did not want to go back down after seeing catfish swallow chickens whole.Until the introduction of flatheads in Lanier recently, the biggest catfish I knew of where channel cats. Man, those were some record breaking channel cats!
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:35 AM
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I caught one some yrs ago in TN. It was indeed the size of a VW. I had to set the drap on low so the fight went on for hours. Luckily the line didnt break and when I got er on the banks, I let er go. I'ma Jeep guy...
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:59 PM
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Georgia Sportsman Article when I was a kid featured a guy fishing at night on Clarks Hill for big ones. He had a 65 lber on the cover that he had caught there.

The story about divers saying there were catfish bigger than they were was in that article too.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:04 PM
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that story actually started at silver springs florida. when looking through the glass bottom boats , catfish app. 40- 60 feet down , their size actually was magnified and they looked the size of small cars
That actually makes sense..
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:18 PM
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Somebody call Mythbusters,they will clear the whole thing one way or the other.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:16 PM
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I work inside one of the dams here in Georgia. Those stories are absolutely, positively, without a doubt.... FALSE. Occasionally we have to install bulkheads and unwater the generators in order to inspect the turbines and wicket gates. We have to go in and get the fish out so that they don't start stinking up the place when they die. The biggest catfish I have seen are about 60 lbs.That being said, I have picked up some nice largemouths with my hands that are bigger than most of the ones that I have seen people mount.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:40 PM
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I've heard that story about almost every lake in NC, too-it's not just a GA thang.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:43 PM
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Yep, i got one off the west point dam , threw it over the dam though to the other side..figured something that ugly needed to be on the alabama side...
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Call that show Monster Quest!Im 38 and heard that story my whole life.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:39 PM
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I work inside one of the dams here in Georgia. Those stories are absolutely, positively, without a doubt.... FALSE. Occasionally we have to install bulkheads and unwater the generators in order to inspect the turbines and wicket gates. We have to go in and get the fish out so that they don't start stinking up the place when they die. The biggest catfish I have seen are about 60 lbs.That being said, I have picked up some nice largemouths with my hands that are bigger than most of the ones that I have seen people mount.
That would be a cool job!Maybe not dealing with the dead fish tho!
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:17 PM
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I know some folks that were parked in a car way out in the woods, they heard a strange noise, tried to slam the car in gear but something was holding it, finally got free, and later found claw scratches all the way down the side.

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:26 PM
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I know some folks that were parked in a car way out in the woods, they heard a strange noise, tried to slam the car in gear but something was holding it, finally got free, and later found claw scratches all the way down the side.

You think that is unbelievable.....I know a guy who caught a very large bass and posted it on the GON forum and no questioned him or called Bullsnot on it!
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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On the other end of the spectrum, did anyone see the show on the Discovery channel about the tiny catfish that swam up some poor guy's urine stream and a surgeon had to remove it?

I think I'd rather be eaten alive by one of those VWs.
i saw that!! dont Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ---- in the water in a forigen country!!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:35 PM
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You think that is unbelievable.....I know a guy who caught a very large bass and posted it on the GON forum and no questioned him or called Bullsnot on it!
Now that is unbelievable! By the way, I found a fascinating article on weighing large bass earlier in the week. I meant to post it up. It basically breaks down weighing bass into two different formulas. After reading the article and looking at the charts, I think there is very little one can do to accurately estimate the weight of a bass from photos.

Or catfish that are as big as Volkswagens for that matter (didn't mean to hijack the thread).
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